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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
3 Uncias
Material
Copper alloy (bronze or brass)
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
3.70 cm
Width
3.40 cm
Height
0.80 cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
83.00 - - Measurement done by D. Delvigne No No No
82.90 - Sept. 18, 2018 Measurement done by L. Willocx No No Yes
Iconography
Wear
Little to no wear
Corrosion
Little to no corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Autoptic examination:
Bronze weight; square shape. Signs of wear and corrosion: little strokes on the upper and lower sides; light incisions on the reverse. Straigt and clear-cut corners, and edges; the surface is smooth. On the obverse, incised signs: ΓοΓ; lighter incisions for the outlines of the letters. Around, wreath with dotted patterns: triangles and swirls.
Autopsy
Yes
INSCRIPTION
Legend type
Fac simile

ΓοΓ

Edition
Ο(ὐ)γ(κίαι) γ´
Monogram
Countermark type
Countermark
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
circumstances
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Chronological Period
LATE ROMAN AND BYZANTINE
Terminus post quem
Terminus ante quem
Time frame
-
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
National Museum of Denmark (Copenhagen) None 644
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
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